Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox – Same Script, Different Cast

My Comments:

“Same Script, Different Cast” is a 2000 duet featuring R&B great Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox. It appears on Whitney Houston’s Whitney: The Greatest Hits, but no official video was ever made. It was well-received by R&B fanatics, but surprisingly never too popular on the charts (like the unknown great Deborah Cox, besides her one hit).

This duet is probably not as catchy as “The Boy is Mine”, but it’s more powerful in its message, and even moreso when delivered by powerhouse singers like Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox. If I were Deborah, I’d listen to Whitney!

(Unfortunately it must be played via dailymotion with ads.)

Lyrics:

[Spoken]

Whitney Houston: Um? Hey Deb.
Deborah Cox: Uh, huh?
Whitney: Thank you for being woman enough to come.
Deborah: Whitney, what’s this about?

[/Spoken]

Whitney: I know he’s leaving me for you

Deborah: Who said that? Who told you? That is true

Whitney: What is he tellin’ you? Could it be the same things that he told me?

Deborah: He told me that he loved me

Whitney: I heard that

Deborah: He told me I was beautiful. How did you know? How did you know?

Whitney: ‘Cause I played that scene before

Chorus (Whitney):
This is a retake of my life
I was his star for many nights
Now the roles have changed
And you’re the leading lady in his life

Lights, camera, now you’re on
Just remember you’ve been warned
Enjoy it now, ’cause it won’t last
Same script, different cast

Deborah: What you’re saying could be true. But how can I take advice from you?

Whitney:  I’m not hating. But I wish the one before me would have warned me too, babe

Deborah: Don’t say no more. (lalalala)

Whitney: Uncover your ears, girl

Deborah: I’m not listening (lalalala)

Whitney:
But I know you hear me
Maybe my reasons are wrong,
But I know that you believe me

Chorus (Whitney):
This is a retake of my life
I was his star for many nights
Now the roles have changed
And you’re the leading lady in his life

Lights, camera, now you’re on
Just remember you’ve been warned
Enjoy it now, ’cause it won’t last
Same script, different cast

Deborah: It’s your fault you didn’t love him enough

Whitney:
That’s the problem
I loved him too much
And when you love him
He becomes unattracted to you

Deborah: Oh no, he’s changed and I’ll prove you wrong

Whitney: No, you won’t

Deborah: So, go away. Leave us the hell alone! He loves me

Whitney: He’ll hurt you

Deborah: He’ll stay with me

Whitney: He’ll leave you

Whitney and Deborah: For sure! For sure!

Chorus (Whitney):
This is a retake of my life
I was his star for many nights
Now the roles have changed
And you’re the leading lady in his life

Lights, camera, now you’re on
Just remember you’ve been warned
Enjoy it now, ’cause it won’t last
Same script, different cast

Deborah:
This is a retake of my life
You were his star for many nights
But now the roles have changed
I’m the leading lady in his life

Lights, camera, now you’re on
Just remember you’ve been warned
Enjoy it now, ’cause this will last
I’m the future, you’re his past

Whitney:
This is a retake of my life
I was his star for many nights
Now the roles have changed
And you’re the leading lady in his life

Lights, camera, now you’re on
Just remember you’ve been warned
Enjoy it now, ’cause it won’t last
Same script, different cast

Whitney and Deborah:
Lights, camera, now you’re on
Just remember you’ve been warned

Whitney: Enjoy it now
Deborah: Just watch us now
Whitney: It won’t last
Deborah: I know it will last
Whitney and Deborah: Same script, different cast

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4 thoughts on “Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox – Same Script, Different Cast

  1. I was not familiar with this and I do love it.

    A musical, brainy blog. Fabulous …

  2. Sherry,

    “A musical, brainy blog. Fabulous …”

    Thanks. That sounds a little like me. So I guess I’m good at bringing myself to the blog. 🙂

  3. Hey Miss Alee,
    I just thought of something. I’m musical and brainy too! Birds of a feather …

  4. Sherry,

    I’d always thought the commenters (the regulars, at least) must have something in common with me or they wouldn’t be here! So that makes sense. 🙂

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